Wake Forest Ranked #9 Best Place to Raise a Family in NC

Wake Forest was named 2019’s 9th Best Place to Raise a Family in North Carolina in a recent study from the leading personal finance outlet WalletHub.com. You can find the full study here: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-places-to-raise-a-family-in-north-carolina/27861/

In order to help families find the best North Carolina cities for putting down roots, WalletHub compared 87 cities in the state across 21 key metrics. They range from “number of attractions” to “median family income” to “school-system quality.”

Raising a Family in Wake Forest (1=Best; 43=Avg.)

  • 6th – % of Families with Children Aged 0 to 17
  • 13th – Median Family Income (adjusted for cost of living)
  • 9th – Quality of School System
  • 26th – High School Graduation Rate
  • 9th – Violent-Crime Rate per Capita
  • 28th – Housing Affordability
  • 11th – % of Families Living in Poverty
  • 7th – Unemployment Rate
  • 8th – Divorce Rate